Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

July 13, 2016
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Black Like Me

Black Like Me I’ve just learned the amazing story of John Howard Griffin. He wrote Black Like Me now in its 50th anniversary edition. My sister Beth and I were in our hotel room at Mohegan Sun last week. We were talking about … Continue reading

June 3, 2016
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Forgiveness

Wisdom on Forgiveness I’ve had mixed feelings about the gorilla and the mom. How could she let her child escape from her sight? Did she deserve forgiveness? Was it even her fault? Margaret Anderson is a trainer, author, and consultant. … Continue reading

May 30, 2016
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Buhari’s First Year in Office

President Buhari’s First Year Review Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari marked his first year in office with a speech on May 29. He touched on major issues – Boko Haram, the Delta insurgents, and the economy. Buhari opened his address this way, … Continue reading

February 28, 2016
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US to Help Confront Boko Haram

Special Ops to Help Confront Boko Haram? Two NY Times articles claimed my attention on Friday morning. The first said that American special operations team members are going to help Nigeria in its fight against Boko Haram. I was very … Continue reading

February 24, 2016
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Lose a Day?

The White Heron My friend and choir colleague Charlie sent a video he made this morning of a white heron in flight. I’m trying to include it for you, but don’t know how! Suggestions welcome! Lacking his, I’m giving you a picture I … Continue reading

January 31, 2016
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Food, Drink, and Letting Go

Contours of Life This morning Rev. Dr. John Morehouse talked about “The Path of Least Resistance,” the final sermon on his month’s theme of resistance. He has asked us to demonstrate resistance when we confront injustice. But today he said there … Continue reading

January 27, 2016
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Fifty Pots of Wine

US Commerce Secretary in Nigeria Nigeria is struggling with the low price of oil and what that is doing to foreign exchange. These problems have happened before. The forming of Nigerwives, the organization I helped found in the late 1970’s, … Continue reading

January 3, 2016
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Happy New Year, and Two Questions

Holiday Pics Daughter Beth, husband Kelvin, & three kids, and son Chinaku came for Christmas and anniversary. Chinaku stayed, but B&K took their kids home, and came back with Ikem for New Year’s. The older children stayed home to be with friends. … Continue reading

December 14, 2015
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#1 Best Seller on Amazon

Best Seller Nigeria History I don’t know how many books are in the category Nigeria History on Amazon, but my memoir is the #1 best-seller in Nigeria History category for this hour at least! I found this on the author page. … Continue reading

December 6, 2015
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Ten Thousand Volunteers?

Party Time The Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteers held its annual holiday party today. I brought home three raffle prizes, including a soft plush throw, a small blanket to use on the sofa for chilly evenings. But better than what I got is … Continue reading